Do you want to win?

Is the most important feeling in Formula 1 the desire to win?Or is it something else.

James said something interesting the other day, i know, i know, he suggested that the thing that was driving michael wasn’t so much the desire to win but was more a desire to stop somebody else from having that winning feeling.

I wonder if it’s only Michael who thinks like this. I actually doubt that. The evidence seems to be bourne out by the difference that is made to a driver who has broken his duck. Usually this is explained by the idea of getting the monkey off your back but actually what it might be is that in Formula 1 it isn’t a let down when you win. Which is kind of incredible.

Think of Rubens, he had to wait more than 100 races before he had his first win. All of that time he must have been dreaming what it would be like and in his mind it would just keep getting better and better. But when he finally won you could see by the look on his face and the tears in his eyes that it had still beaten expectations.

And that’s kind of amazing after that kind of a build up. So to get back to the point. Given that actually winning is a better feeling than you could even expect it to be aren’t the drivers who have experienced winning driving around in something closer to a jealous rage? And that could be very powerful.

Finally what about drivers who’s first win is under a cloud couldn’t that ruin you as a driver? I think this happened to Fisi. And i think it was going to happen to Kimi but Ron stopped it from happening at the last moment i think he sacrificed a win to make his drivers first win more special.

About Alex Andronov

Alex Andronov is a writer who lives in the UK. He is currently working on 7 novels, 5 film scripts, 2 plays, 2 TV series, 1 history of the United States, 1 travelogue and trying to find some focus.
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